Creating a template countertop is simple and easy. But why is it important to create a template on the kitchen table or the bathroom?
Creating a template will help you get a natural scale template for your new table. This template is very useful when installing new worktops. You no longer need to measure two or three times each time, write down the measures taken or memorize the position of each part of the table.
Before you start creating a table template, make sure that all the cabinets are installed correctly. They need to be twisted and firmly attached to the wall. Do not think that you can just push them to yourself and start using your template.
If the cabinet moves 1/8 inch after creating the template, the resulting table will not be mounted properly. Make sure the cabinet is within 1/8 inch horizontally within 10 feet. These strict tolerances are usually required for warranty terms.
When you start the measurement, all the sinks, lamps and appliances must be in place. Tolerances for the assembly of these items are usually very dense, and it is best to find any problems before the order table so that they can be fixed.
Materials and Tools
– Plastic template or poster, adhesive tape;
– Screwdriver, scissors or utility knife, carpentry pencil;
- Take everything out of the kitchen cupboard. When the cabinet is empty, unscrew the hinge and remove the cabinet door. Also remove the cabinet drawer.
- Remove everything from the countertops, including ovens, sinks and any appliances installed on the surface of the countertop. Take all security measures. If you have gas on your stove, turn off the gas valve, turn off the power, turn off the water and remove all pipes from the area.
- Use a plastic template or poster. You need a very large surface, so hold the poster together until your area is slightly larger than the countertop, which is a good idea.
- Place these recorded plastic patterns or poster plates on the countertops. Use the carpenter’s pencil to gently hold the outer edge of the countertop. If you use a plastic template, it will be easy to outline the edges of the table, because the material is transparent, and you can see the old countertop. However, even if poster paper is used, it is easy to create the desired template.
- Insert plastic paper or poster paper into place so that it does not slip. Now you can easily mark old areas with a preliminary cut. Watch these areas carefully with sharp black marks. You can write down on your template everything that can be useful for you, for example, what countertop is next to the sink or near the wall, and which side is pointing down.
- Use scissors or a sharp cutting knife to cut out the outline of the pattern.
The last step is to place the template on the surface of the new tablet and transfer the old template and table dimensions to a new tablet, but do not resize the template and the old table onto the new tablet until the template is oriented in the right direction. , Your new worktop has the same size and shape as the old countertop.